Scaramouche Lobsterlicious

Scaramouche does not partake in Winterlicous, instead opting to put on their own ‘licious’ deal in the form of ‘Lobsterlicious’.  Several weeks ago Paul and I took advantage of this and it was amazing.  I apologize I’m only getting around to posting this now as unfortunately ‘Lobsterlicious’ is over.  However this is a must do for next year if you can.

We both began with the lobster bisque and Armagnac cream, one of the best I’ve ever had, extremely rich lobster flavour without being heavy.  We both also followed with the butter poached lobster (one and a quarter pound each, shelled) with crushed fingerling potatoes, spinach and wild mushrooms accented by a bacon butter sauce.  Paul had his sans bacon sauce as he is a pesco-vegetarian and Scaramouche is always happy to accommodate for dietary restrictions.  This was melt in your mouth divine.  The lobster was perfectly cooked, barely needing to be cut with a knife, and the bacon butter sauce was scented with bacon just enough to not overpower the delicate flavour of the lobster.  I finished with the apple crisp honey kouign amann, which is layers upon layers of buttery pastry sprinkled with sugar then baked to fluffy crispy perfection and topped with caramelized apples, prune and Armagnac ice cream and apple cider reduction.  It was absolutely delicious.  Paul had a chocolate concoction that unfortunately I cannot remember the details of now.  For $65 a person for all three courses this is a great deal, the lobster entrée alone is worth this.  We took a bottle of wine from our cellar, a 2007 Joh. Jos. Prüm Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Auslese a perfect complement to our meal.